Visa Checkout Goes Global
Feb. 19, 2015
Visa today announced it will expand its Visa Checkout service in 13 additional markets by the end of this year. The San Francisco-based card network launched its online payment service in July in the U.S., Canada and Australia. That list will grow to include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Peru, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and United Arab Emirates before 2016. While the company introduced Visa Checkout to replace its V.me digital wallet that saw slow adoption, it said Visa Checkout has gained significant momentum since its summertime launch.
“Visa Checkout has seen tremendous growth in North America and Australia in just the few months since it’s been available. Consumers and merchants alike love its simplicity and ease, which is particularly important as people shop and buy more frequently on smaller devices like phones and tablets,” said Sam Shrauger, senior vice president of Digital Solutions at Visa. “Building on this positive momentum, we are aggressively carrying the service into new markets across the world throughout 2015 and beyond.”